About Drew Meyers

Founder of the GEM. Zillow Alum. Real estate tech geek. Travel addict & former co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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GEM Soirée (and Mariners game) in Seattle

GEM Soirée (and Mariners game) in Seattle

The GEM Soirée series continues, taking place in two weeks on July 20th in Seattle. It’ll be an evening to mingle and celebrate the industry’s progress with real estate tech founders, execs, VCs, and practitioners. Inspectify will host the event on July 20th from 3:30-6:00…

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What Now? Real Estate Industry After the Commission Lawsuits

What Now? Real Estate Industry After the Commission Lawsuits

Rob Hahn is conducting a webinar to summarize the important commission lawsuits (Sitzer/Burnett, Moehrl v National Association of Realtors, Nosalek v. MLS PIN), point out the issues that you have not heard (unless you’ve kept up with his recent writing), and discuss the likely impacts…

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Upcoming GEM Event: How will ChatGPT plugins change real estate?

Upcoming GEM Event: How will ChatGPT plugins change real estate?

Those of you with the paid version of ChatGPT may have tested a few of the real estate plugins. There are four that I’ve found so far are: Zumper Redfin Zillow Rentable In an GEM community event on June 20th at 9 am PST, Anthemos…

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A GEM of a Personal Jam

A GEM of a Personal Jam

[Note from editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is this month’s sample Transmission. This month’s essay is…

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CityBldr Local Free for 30 Days

CityBldr Local Free for 30 Days

CityBldr’s Local product that we mentioned a few weeks back, is now FREE for a month in 150+ US cities. Since COVID, housing insecurity and homelessness have risen. Housing exists at the base level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs…people and communities need housing to survive,…

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Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 242nd Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on February 9th, 2023.] The benefits of customer loyalty are well documented. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that…

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State of the GEM 2023

State of the GEM 2023

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 239th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 11th, 2023.] Collectively, the GEM is a diverse community of proptech innovators spanning every role, sector, and geography. While the…

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CityBldr’s First SaaS Product is Taking on the Housing Crisis

CityBldr’s First SaaS Product is Taking on the Housing Crisis

CityBldr is a marketplace used by large real estate operators, developers, and investors to locate, analyze, and trade underused properties in any real estate asset class through proprietary analytics. After working exclusively with enterprise companies since 2018, CityBldr launched its first SaaS product, Local, which…

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Looking Back on 2022

Looking Back on 2022

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 237th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on December 22th, 2022. Below, I look back on a year that saw iBuying turmoil, carnage in the public markets, 3D…

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GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

With about 65% of the more than 600 members of the GEM being proptech founders…almost all of which are constantly raising capital, I end up spending a lot of time reviewing pitch decks and helping founders navigate their respective fundraising needs. Beyond individual conversations and…

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